UK defence minister rebuffs criticism over tanker seized in Gulf

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Tobias Ellwood denies Britain took ‘eye off the ball’ and says priority is to reduce tensions

The defence minister, Tobias Ellwood, has rejected the charge that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf could have been better protected, and said the priority for the UK must be to de-escalate tensions.

Ellwood also called for more spending on the Royal Navy, and said the US’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal had played a part in the increasing tensions in the region.

Related: Boris Johnson warned: focus on Iran crisis or risk war

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